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Meigetsu-in Temple


Meigetsuin Temple was a sub-temple of the larger Zenkoji Temple which was founded by Hojo Tokimune and closed at the beginning of the Meiji period. The founding patron was Uesugi Norikata and the first chief priest was Misshitsu Shugon. The thousands of hydrangea plants which cover the temple grounds are spectacular, and when they come into season the temple becomes bustling with people. This temple is part of the Kenchō-ji branch of the Rinzai Sect.

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189 Yamanouchi , Kamakura City

A 10-minute walk from JR Kita-kamakura station
Telephone number +81-467-24-3437
What to see Tsurube-no-i Well (one of the Ten Wells of Kamakura). "Yagura" (tomb caves) featuring hōkyōintō, or Japanese pagodas, rumored to have been founded by Norikata Uesugi. Rumored to have been founded by Tokiyori Hōjō.
Flower report [Spring] Japanese quince, weeping forsythia, Hall crabapple
[Summer] Japanese iris, alpine gesneriad, deciduous camellia/hydrangea
[Autumn] maple
[Winter] wintersweet. Access: A 10-minutes on foot from JR Kita-Kamakura Station.
About visiting/About the facility Visit fees/Entry fees : ¥300
[In June]
Adult [high school students and older] ¥500 elementary/junior high school students ¥300

[Iris garden special admission, open in June: ¥500]
Visit hours/Entry hours : (in June) 8:30 - 17:00
(other than June) 9:00 - 16:00
Parking Not available



Kamakura city hall civic life department tourism section


18-10, Onarimachi,Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-8686, Japan

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